We just finished up Vacation Bible School at our most wonderful church. And what an adventure it was! I was a teaching assistant in the pre-K class, and Kevin helped out with the Scripture memory team. Here are some of the highlights:
* The little twin girls in my class.
* Having to stop another one of my girls from licking her shoe. Gross.
* My first felt-board Bible story experience.
* Getting to know more people in the church and watch their families operate.
Just as everything was coming to a close on Friday, I came across this verse in my morning time in the Word:
Then David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son, and he told them to teach the children of Judah the Song of the Bow... ~2 Samuel 1:17-18
The context surrounding this verse is that King Saul and his son have just been killed in battle, and David sees the necessity to convey this news not only to the other Israelites but to the children. The means through which he does this is through song. The song, found in verses 19-27, not only delivers news of what has happened but imparts a world view of who God is in the lives of those men. Most importantly, David is teaching the children how to view God.
Maybe the children of Judah were a little bit like our kiddos this past week. True, there was no giant castle and probably no puppets or candy galore but, nevertheless, a group of malleable hearts and minds receiving a proper view of the character of God through a simple song. So everyday (well, actually about six times a day!) when we sang about Jesus being our light, God being strong & mighty, and even that God made our ears and toes, we weren't just entertaining them for an evening but planting seeds of truth that will hopefully grow into a comprehension and appreciation of the fullness of the Gospel.